Sunday, August 3, 2014

Radical openness and the evolution of ideas

In this great talk by Jason Silva (formerly of CurrentTV), he covers a wide range of topics all with a fresh breath of enthusiasm and contagious awe that reminds me of childhood wonderment. Silva's stream of consciousness videos are well thought-out and follow a similar structure to a white paper or critical essay but his delivery and obvious passion for the subject is what makes the videos so powerful.

His videos transverse the various disciplines that are currently colliding, like hundreds of balls in a pinball machine, stretching from neuroscience to technology to crowdsourcing to human potential. This is indeed a magical time where telepathy is a real thing and the space centre is having a mind of its own; where we all have at our fingertips the power to learn from all of history.

I'm grateful for his work. Take a look.

 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Animation done best

Below is a taster of what's to come from Google's Spotlight Stories.
An ethereal rendition of our journeys from birth to love, animated by the master Glen Keane. Not much more to say really.


 

Monday, June 16, 2014

LOL, Hahahaha, jejejeje

The joys of laughter are priceless, unlimited, all encompassing and representative of our true potential. Sometimes, I believe our true being, our true core as living beings, shines brightest when we laugh as if an aura wraps around us and then shoots out into the space with as much force as a dying star. It's contagious, it's loving, and most of all it fills us up with love.

 Now, for a more academic description of why we laugh, watch the video.

 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How do you want to be?

A new film by Tiffany Shlain is out titled, "The Science of Character." This 8 minute kinda short film covers the various characteristics (24 in total but 7 are the most critical) that account for human success and happiness and how if we try really hard and we focus on our strongest strengths we ultimately can become who we want to be.

 I think this quote by Frank Outlaw captures it perfectly:
      Watch your thoughts: they become words 
      Watch your words: they become actions
      Watch your actions: they become habits 
      Watch your habits: they become your character 
      Watch your character: it becomes your destiny

 Here's the film. Enjoy.